A Vast Underground Space

Oya Subterranean Quarry Ruins

Following a decline in the stone industry, many of the huge underground spaces that were produced through the mining of Oya stone were abandoned, falling silent and completely forgotten. The peculiar spaces that were constructed for excavation are notable for their exquisite expressions, both awesome and profound. Gradually, people have rediscovered the appeal of these strange underground spaces. While some have become stops on sightseeing tours or event venues, the search for new ways to use Oya stone locally continues.

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  • Oya Subterranean Quarry Ruins

    Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture

  • Oya Subterranean Quarry Ruins

    Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture